Treating and Teaching
Peanut was having trouble with her ears. A pitbull-labrador retriever mix with big bright eyes, she had been scratching at them frequently, and shaking her head in distress. Now she was wriggling a little anxiously as Joshua Malouin, V15, described what he saw as he examined her, and Paula Michado, a rising senior in the Veterinary Assisting program at Worcester Technical High School, comforted her even as she held her in place.
Under the leadership of Dr. Greg Wolfus, the Tufts at Tech student-run veterinary clinic provides low-cost care for family pets within Central Massachusetts' underserved communities. Together, Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and Worcester Technical High School address the healthcare needs of the area's beloved animal companions.
Tufts at Tech is the first and only veterinary teaching clinic of its type in the country. Tufts at Tech provides a teaching environment that empowers students to change the lives of their clients through treatment of their animals by providing high quality care that otherwise they could not afford.